ok heres the problem:
i was updating my favourite program counter strike 1.6 and installing x-fire onto my new cleaned machine. i loaded up counter strike and it froze and crashed (sometimes this happens) but when i rebooted my machine it wouldnt load wondows :confused: it came up with an error message saying
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
<Windows root>\system 32\hal.dll
please re-install the following above."
what could have lead to this happening :confused:
any suggestions are helpful!